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A message from Amy Buckland

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Amy Buckland, University Librarian
© Concordia University, photo by Lisa Graves

Dear Students,

The Concordia Library team welcomes all new and returning students and encourages you to make the Library an important partner in your academic success. The Library is comprised of the Webster and Vanier Libraries as well as the Grey Nuns Reading Room and Group Study Rooms. I invite you to visit these key spaces and find your favourite spots.

Our team of dedicated librarians and staff are ready to assist you with a variety of services, such as subject-specific research across our comprehensive print and digital collections, the use of network and interlibrary loans services, and borrowing a laptop, tablet or other accessories. Whatever needs or questions you may have, feel free to ask us, either in person or through our Ask a Librarian service. We are here to assist you!

You are also encouraged to visit the Technology Sandbox where you can explore emerging technologies and cutting-edge equipment such as 3D printing, the knitting machine, or digital music tools. The Sandbox offers numerous workshops, including 3D Printing 101, 3D Modelling 101, Virtual Reality Bootcamp, Arduino 101, Raspberry Pi 101, Introduction to Linux and digital die cutting. Try it out!

Course textbooks are located in the Course Reserves rooms at the Webster Library or Vanier Library. You can find all your textbooks and course packs for loan there. Both Course Reserves rooms at each library are open 24/7. You can also log into the Course Reserves system to consult a list of all courses you are currently enrolled in. Select the course you want and check if your instructor posted any readings for that course. The Library provides online access to course readings to all students enrolled in a class.

As I begin my journey as university librarian, I welcome your thoughts on how Concordia Library can continue to address and best fulfill your academic needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me at

I wish you a term filled with learning, growth, and memory-making experiences. And don't forget - the Library is here for you.


Amy Buckland
University Librarian
Concordia University

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